The internationally renowned Monster Energy Monza Rally Show will now also feature the launch of the 2017 Hyundai Motorsport WRC car.
With new World Rally Championship regulations coming out for 2017, there is much anticipation surrounding Hyundai’s changes to the vehicle. The car will be unveiled on Thursday 1 December, while remaining on display for the following three days to give the public a chance to check out the machinery.
“We are thrilled to announce that our brand new 2017 challenger will be officially revealed ahead of Monza Rally Show on 1 December.” said Michel Nanden, the team principal. “It is a fantastic event and Monza is the ideal location to launch our latest WRC car.
“New regulations for 2017 mean wider, more powerful cars, and we’re sure next season will be an entertaining one. Although the main launch will be a static media event, we also want to give the passionate fans who attend the show something to cheer.”
Furthermore, the team will compete in the Rally Show with their current Generation i20 WRC car. The team sit second in the standings and are on course to lose to Sebastien Ogier and the Volkswagon Motorsport, though intend to close the gap in 2017.
“Not only will our 2017 car remain on display throughout the event for fans to see, but we’ll also be participating in the show with one of our New Generation i20 WRC cars. All in all, it’s going to be a weekend to remember – and another important chapter for our maturing team.”